The master's degree in educational leadership is designed to prepare teacher leaders who are capable of enhancing the effectiveness of their organization.
Design, implement, and evaluate instructional programs to promote student learning;
Develop learning programs that are responsive to cultural and learning differences;
Conduct fair, equitable, and effective classroom supervision;
Design, implement, and evaluate professional development activities that promote teacher learning;
Use standardized and classroom-based student performance data to improve student learning;
Understand, interpret, and critique educational research.
There are two strands from which students may choose.
Strand I: Educational Leadership (30 credits) is designed to prepare graduates to assume teacher leadership positions within their school or organization.
Strand II: Curriculum Leadership (30 credits) is designed to prepare graduates to assume roles involving curriculum renewal and evaluation.
The Graduate School admissions standard for the Educational Leadership M.S. program includes either a 3.00 undergraduate GPA or a 2.70 GPA with a 3.00 upper-level GPA.
All students will select either Plan A (thesis) or Plan B (comprehensive examination).
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